Inflammatory neuropathies: an update on evaluation and treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Inflammatory neuropathies are a diverse group of illnesses sharing the pathologic characteristic of inflammation surrounding nerve fibers. They may be autoimmune, granulomatous, infectious, paraneoplastic, or paraproteinemic in origin. All can result in significant morbidity and rarely, death. It is critical to correctly diagnose these illnesses, as many respond well to treatment. In this paper, the diagnosis and latest developments in the treatment of the most common inflammatory neuropathies (Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, neurosarcoidosis, anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein neuropathy, Sjögren's syndrome, paraneoplastic neuronopathy, and vasculitic neuropathies) will be discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hobson-Webb, LD; Donofrio, PD

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 348 - 355

PubMed ID

  • 16174482

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3774

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11926-005-0019-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States